Mezcal de Leyendas
› Cooked in a lava lined pit for 5 days
› Crushed with a tahona
› Open air fermantion for 4 days
› Double distilled in 200L copper pots
› Mezcal artesanal from Tlacolula, Oaxaca
› 100% Maguey Espadín (A. Angustifolia)
This is my go to mezcal to mix in cocktails. It provides a good smokiness with good value.
The brand tasting notes are quite accurate. There is definitely some peppercorn and lemon zest here with agave sweetness. The nose is almost a sweet tequila. There is kind of a pungent kick even at 41% which isn‚Äôt necessarily bad just surprising.
Scent: 4/5 Mouthfeel: 3/5
Notes of smoke, autumn leafs, pear, dairy and citrus. I also find some violets on the palate.
Not a fan. The flavor tasted almost artificial, and extremely hot for a 41% abv mezcal.
Maybe it‚Äôs my favorite mezcal. It has a lot of character to be a young mezcal, the flavors are elegant, with notes of white pepper, mineral flavors, salt, lime notes, alcoholic aroma, maguey and spicy
Lot 16CUT1118. Astringent. Sharp aromas for 40% ABV. Leathery palate with a ton of smoke. This probably a decent mixer for Smokey cocktails. Not the best for sipping neat.
I just keep coming back to this one. I have more expensive and pricy options but this is just a neat sipper. I get spearmint, citrus, lite smoke, a fruity sweetness, Woods, leather, earth, pepper. Actually more complex than I expected from the cheesy logo. Worth a try you may dig it.
I agree with Tyler in that there is a punget kick that I would think would come from a mezcal in the 45-46% range. Not a fan.